KAVALIEROS SINGLE VINEYARD

Winery Domaine Sigalas
Region Greek Islands
Appellation PDO SANTORINI
Wine Style dry white
Varieties Assyrtiko
Harvest 2014
Bottle Size 750 ml
Carton 6 x 750 ml

Overview

Perhaps the best vineyard of Domaine Sigalas is located in Imerovigli in the north part of the volcanic island of Santorini. It is called "Kavalieros" and gives its name to the corresponding thrilling wine. The wine is always released mature, having remained for 18 months in the tank over fine lees.

The age-old profylloxera Assyrtiko vines of Kavalieros provide excellent grapes; this combined with the non-interventional winemaking of the producer contribute to a crystal-clear wine offering all features that have made Santorini worldwide known for its unique terroir. The vineyard was named by the old vine grower who took care of it before the property passed on to Sigalas, because the vine leaves "cover" the remaining plants (‘Kavalikevo’ in Greek).

Nerve, strength, steely acidity and a unique mineral and salty sensation, create a memorable structural wine with a body that makes it an ideal pairing to demanding dishes from shellfish and meaty fishes, to meat and poultry. On the top of it, the Sur Lie method has given the wine a buttery feel and depth, while its maturation has contributed additional complexity. "Kavalieros" is an intriguing, gastronomic wine to remember.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Clear, medium lemon

Nose

Clean, medium (+) intensity, with aroma characteristics reminiscent of lemon, yeast, peach, lees, saltiness, minerality and notes of earth, dry nuts and honeycomb

Palate

Dry, high acidity, medium (+) alcohol, medium (+) body. ╬ťedium (+) flavor intensity with flavor characteristics reminiscent of citrus fruits, peach, minerality, saltiness and yeast. Long finish.

Drinking time | Will develop graciously from 2 to at least 6 years from harvest

Tasting notes are based on blind tasting events organised by Gregory Kontos, DipWSET in accordance with the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ®.

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